Louisiana Man Struck and Killed June 14 While Walking on LA 308

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Published June 15, 2022

Louisiana Man Struck and Killed June 14 While Walking on LA 308

Louisiana – Louisiana State Police reported on June 15, 2022, that on June 14, 2022, shortly after 11:00 p.m., LSP Troop C received notification of a single-vehicle fatality crash involving a pedestrian on Louisiana Highway 308 near Ignace Lane. Maurice Scardino, 18, of Cut Off, Louisiana, was killed in the crash. Scardino was walking in the southbound lane of LA Hwy 308 when he was hit by a 2008 GMC Acadia, according to preliminary investigations. Following the collision with Scardino, the GMC exited the roadway to the left and collided with a utility pole before coming to a stop.

Scardino was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries. The GMC driver was not restrained at the time of the crash and received no injuries.Scardino was given a standard toxicology sample, which was then analyzed. The GMC driver was not suspected of being intoxicated, and a voluntary breath sample revealed no alcohol. This crash is still being investigated.

Louisiana State Police said that while walking near a road, pedestrians should maintain a high level of awareness. Most pedestrian-related crashes can be avoided by taking precautions such as avoiding distractions, not walking too close to the roadway, walking against the flow of traffic, wearing reflective or brightly colored clothing, and ensuring the roadway is clear of approaching traffic before crossing.

So far in 2022, Troop C investigated 21 fatal crashes that resulted in 23 deaths.